Fallujah: It has to be done. God Bless Our Brave Troops
Fallujah: It's coming and we are praying, yes blue states, we are praying, for our incredibly brave troops in Iraq. I thought this editorial in the New York Post was impressively candid. God Bless Them.
November 6, 2004 -- A noose was tightening around the Iraqi terrorist stronghold of Fallujah yesterday.
With some 10,000 U.S. Marines and Army troops set to move in, airborne gunships and jet fighter-bombers targeted key defensive positions and key exits from the city were blocked.
Clearly, the long-awaited reduction of Fallujah was about to begin.
Urban warfare with modern weapons is deadly business, and the defenders intrinsically hold an advantage. But, in this case, it is necessary business if Iraq is to hold meaningful elections in January.
Young Americans will die in Fallujah to fulfill the promise of Iraqi democracy, perhaps in disturbingly large numbers.
But a safer, more secure America is the ultimate objective. For that goal, these brave young men will cheerfully do their duty.
God bless them, every one.